The Boro boss fielded questions from the press on how his squad are shaping up for tomorrow's match at the Riverside, as well as reflecting on Tuesday's win over Bolton. 

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In Quotes

On Tuesday's Win Over Bolton

"It was a very good performance. I thought first half we played really well. The run we went on, four of those games we should have won, but it's a big game on Saturday - as they all are - and we need to make sure we're well prepared for it. It was a relief to get that win."

On Being More Clinical 

"I've been concerned with us in the final third. It's not just the forwards - it's the two centre halves, the midfielders, it's a joint effort. If we weren't creating the chance and opportunities, then you'd be concerned. But we have created them. We've got to play through the pitch and we need to be more clinical. We've played well enough, created chances, but we haven't been as clinical as we hoped. That's been the situation since I came in."

On Battling For A Play-Off Place 

"That's going to be the situation, we've got to embrace it and look forward to the challenge. We've got to enjoy it and get on with it. We've got five massive games coming up and the next one is important against Hull."

On Hull City 

"They're dangerous, they've got players up front who can score goals and the wide players. Grosicki is a dangerous player for them, and you hear Lewandowski on how important he has been. It will be nice to see Nigel on Saturday - he's someone I've known for a long time."